posted on Dec, 27 2011 @ 03:35 PM
This and similar "news" needs to be put into context. Certainly the U.S. has many contingencies to deal with certain nations that are openly or
covertly hostile to us or other associated interests. I find it questionable that General Clark would say anything like this. Just as you don't trust
everything printed in the newspapers, the same applies to everything on Youtube or any post. You need context, confidence-of, and most of all, use
your damn common sense. Don't blindly accept anything even if its what you agree with. A stealth hazard to navigation.
Hence I would question the credibility of this "news". Also there is a MAJOR differences between plans as in options of our doing "X" given
"Y". And an action or an active policy objective. A neat movie that deals w/ this is kind of and in part (circa 1975) "Three Days Of The Condor.
Made in 1975 staring Robert Redford it's about dealing w/a "perceived" threat (in a very nasty way). In that there's a line about CIA "We play
games, what if, how many men, what will it cost. And the other side does too". Good flick.
But lets look at it with the hind site of what has happened just in 2011. Would you credit the U.S. for the "Arab spring"? Thats just giving us WAY
to much credit, and frankly an insult to those people who did what they did to break from a dreadful political-economic system. Sure we may help, if
reasonable. But if you want to really know "who's responsible"? It's the internet and social media that lets those who need to feel & know, their
not alone. Social media, open communications I guarantee dictatorships fear "their people" talking among themselves, and anyone else who can access
the net and post (like maybe 2 Billion ?) more the any other thing. Some people in more open societies' (like mine) are also nervous by that basic
human right, free expression, and more important billion way conversations. Very good...
TPTB anywhere fear the ability of open information like a participatory technology (the net) because it can actually spontaneously generate new ideas,
"reset" a person or groups "sense of place&purpose "+ ideology. Just by blabbing on the net, it's very new and we are seeing how powerful each
voice is. Sorry Judge Judy your wrong on this; words can change the core of a nation, start or stop (I prefer just prevent) wars. They can indeed hurt
you, or make magic arise from what may seem unconnected issues. I've said it many times before here, uncertainty/ unpredictability is terrifying to
all of us more then usually appreciated. And no one wets the bed more then TPTB when it comes to populations being unpredictable.
"Prediction" is a major concern w/bocu $$ being spent, and a literal area of scientific study by everyone from economists to the intelligence
community. We're actually getting better at it mostly in economics, that I know of, though its limited to predicting simple stock market changes,
tagged to moods of the masses, and in its infancy. But interesting in that the "mood" of certain people regarding any market change based on "how
do you feel?" has shown a distinct pattern. And not what I would have thought. But more to the point of the OP, for example; Did NATO help suppress
C&C, as well as aircraft operations, not to mention perhaps scramble, screw up, Kadaffie's ability to communicate/command&control? (just HOW was that
guys named spelled? not that it matters now...) With out question. But we just threw a sword to their people, and likely much less then most think.
I find it very interesting that those governments that seem to represent a threat to yours, mine and ours are most brutal, and the greatest threat to
their own people. It's easy for some to be bastards to those they subjugate. To simply say we have "plans" to over through this or that government
is not looking at in the broader perspective.